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Debate over letter by CMHSAS board chair

A June 16 letter to St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Chairman John Dobberteen from the board chair of a county agency was a source of dispute during a special meeting Tuesday. Called by the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County, the 25-minute session featured heated discussions about several matters, but centered primarily on the ...

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Woman found guilty on drug charges

A White Pigeon woman was found guilty of possession of marijuana following a trial in Cass County that concluded last week. Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz said Stephanie Lewis, 18, who attended Constantine High School, will be sentenced Aug. 13, when she faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Lewis was arrested in Dowagiac in August ...

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Two items pulled from commission agenda

Two items related to members of the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County Board were pulled from Tuesday’s county commission meeting. At the onset of the meeting, Commissioner Rick Shaffer requested the agenda be amended to not include potential action related to cause and removal of CMH board chair Barb Parker. Shaffer also requested that ...

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Motorcycle crash sends man to hospital

A 32-year-old Three Rivers man was airlifted to a Kalamazoo hospital after he was injured in a crash on his motorcycle earlier this week in White Pigeon Township. State police said Christopher Reynier was driving east on U.S. 12 at 10 p.m. Monday when a pickup turned south onto Lima Road and in the path of Reynier. The pickup was ...

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Man with rifle arrested in Cass

A 53-year-old man from Union was arrested following an incident at a business in Cass County’s Porter Township Monday night. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said the man walked into George’s Café shortly after 10 p.m. and was in possession of a rifle. Underwood said the man threatened patrons at the bar. A group of patrons were able to disarm ...

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Police searching for robbery suspect

Police are looking for a person who robbed Sturgis Party Store on North Nottawa Street last week. Around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, a person dressed in trash bags entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money, police said. The robber was last seen running from the scene to the northwest.

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